Who the $#%@ Is Jackson Pollock (2006)
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Filmmaker Harry Moses offers humorous and revealing insight into the art authentication process in America by documenting the remarkable tale of a seventy-three-year old former long haul trucker who was snubbed by the art establishment after purchasing a Jackson Pollock painting for five dollars at a local thrift shop. When Teri Horton purchased a painting by one of the Twentieth Century's most respected abstract expressionist artists, she never suspected that she would find herself struggling
Nov 15, 2006 Wide
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Fascinatingly ambiguous tale and bizarre cast of characters make it one of the more entertaining documentaries in recent memory.
The movie is an entertaining stroll through a colorful gallery of characters including, in villain mode, former Metropolitan Museum of Art director Thomas Hoving.
By the time it's over, you'll be inspired to scour your own attic for undiscovered treasures.
For the film, the verdict is beside the point. Moses uses the plucky Horton's battle to make an oblique argument about class, and his target is the art-world Goliath.
Harry Moses' entertaining documentary portrays the debate between connoisseurship and science as a culture war.
A highly revealing look at class differences stemming from a dispute between a crude 73 year old woman who bought what might be a Pollock painting and her detractors in the upper echelons of the art world.
The movie is an enjoyable look into the hypocrisy and prejudices of the art world as experienced by a down-to-earth woman with a heart of gold and a sense of principle to match.
The real star of the film is [subject Teri] Horton, whose straight-talking ways and supportive circle of friends are a stark contrast to the haughty insults of academia.
Who the $#%& Is Jackson Pollock? doesn't really answer the titular question, but it mesmerizes in its attempt.
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